Les Blés de Chanel

An insight into one of Gabrielle Chanel’s most personal symbol: this is the creative inspiration for CHANEL’s latest high jewellery collection, Les Blés de Chanel.

 

Les Blés de Chanel
Les Blés de Chanel

 

Wheat plays an important part in Mlle Chanel’s life. It permeates her childhood, her souvenirs, the ambiences of the houses where she spent her life.

These are memories that never left her, and CHANEL’s high jewellery collection, Les Blés de Chanel, resonates with this eternal symbol of regeneration, abundance, luck, prosperity and endless creativity.

The collection follows the life cycle of wheat, and the 62 high jewellery pieces in all their softness appear like a wheat field moving in the warm breeze.

les blés de chanel

«Premiers Brins», «Brins de Printemps» and «Brins de Diamants» pay homage to the tender young wheat shoots of early spring, evoked by the tender transparency of diamonds, peridots, crystalline and aquamarines.

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“Premiers Brins” ring in 18K white gold set with a 1-carat brilliant-cut diamond and 60
brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 1.3 carat.
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“Brins de Printemps” bracelet in 18K white gold set with a 9.8-carat marquise-cut peridot,
4 marquise-cut peridots for a total weight of 1 carat, 6 marquisecut green tourmalines for
a total weight of 1.5 carat, 233 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 3.2 carats, 4
pear-cut aquamarines and 2 pear-cut green tourmalines.
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“Brins de Diamants” bracelet in 18K white gold set with 82 fancy-cut diamonds for a total
weight of 18 carats, 216 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 6.2 carats and a
marquise-cut diamond.
CHANEL Fine Jewelry

 

The harvest is evoked through the variations of «Moisson Ensoleillée», «Bouquet de Moisson» and «Moisson de Perles” where diamonds, yellow sapphires and pearls relax in the golden warmth of a Summer’s sun.

«Moisson d’Or» offers a sheath of wheat tied by a yellow sapphire of 16.8 carats. This spray of diamonds and sapphires is the central motif of a long necklace made of 977 yellow sapphires for a total weight of 477.5 carats.

Chanel Moisson d'Or Necklace
“Moisson d’Or” necklace in 18K white and yellow gold set with a 16.8-carat oval-cut
yellow sapphire, 27 marquise-cut diamonds for a total weight of 3 carats, 329 brilliant-cut
diamonds for a total weight of 6.7 carats, 11 brilliant-cut yellow sapphires for a total
weight of 1.9 carat and 977 yellow sapphire beads for a total weight of 477.5 carats.
CHANEL Fine Jewelry

 

The same inspiration can be found on a brooch, earrings and a ring whose centre stone is a yellow cushion sapphire of 17.1 carats.

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“Moisson d’Or” ring in 18K white and yellow gold set with a 17.1-carat cushion-cut yellow
sapphire, 14 marquise-cut diamonds for a total weight of 1.7 carat and 132 brilliant-cut
diamonds for a total weight of 1.6 carat.
CHANEL Fine Jewelry

 

«Fête des Moissons» celebrates crowns of braided wheat. At the middle of a necklace, a yellow rectangular diamond of 25 carats with cut corners illuminates a bunch of wheat set with 121 multi-coloured diamonds with a total weight of 46.7 carats, 932 yellow diamonds weighing 40.4 carats and 165 white diamonds. A ring, a bracelet and a pair of earrings complete this set.

Chanel Fête des Moissons Necklace
“Fête des Moissons” necklace in 18K white and yellow gold set with a 25-carat cutcornered
rectangular-modified brilliant-cut fancy intense yellow diamond, 121 fancy-cut
multicoloured diamonds for a total weight of 46.7 carats, 932 brilliant-cut yellow diamonds
for a total weight of 40.4 carats, 10 marquise-cut diamonds for a total weight of 3.1
carats, fancy-cut brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 1.4 carat and 151 brilliant-cut
diamonds for a total weight of 3.3 carats.
CHANEL Fine Jewelry

Chanel Fête des Moissons

«Champ de Blé», «Impression de Blé» and «Blé Infini» offer many variations on the theme of wheat and reinvent the motif as a precious and sparkling pattern design.

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“Champ de Blé” cuff in 18K yellow gold set with 869 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 29.6 carats.
CHANEL Fine Jewelry
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“Impression de Blé” ring in 18K white and yellow gold set with a 2.7-carat marquise-cut
fancy intense yellow diamond, 6 fancy-cut multicoloured diamonds for a total weight of
1.3 carat and 156 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 2.8 carats.
CHANEL Fine Jewelry

Les Blés de Chanel

 

Finally, the «Légende de Blé» necklace displays a majestic ear-of-wheat in white gold and diamonds that seems to wrap around the neck, leaving there summer’s most precious offerings.

Chanel Légende de Blé
“Légende de Blé” necklace in 18K white gold set with a 5-carat marquise-cut diamond, 12
marquise-cut diamonds for a total weight of 10.4 carats and 839 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 17.6 carats.
CHANEL Fine Jewelry

 

With this collection, wheat opens the doors and lead us into CHANEL High Jewellery, paying tribute to one of Gabrielle Chanel’s most private and meaningful symbols. CC

 

By Claudia Carletti. Material courtesy of Chanel.

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